BASICS Notebook: The Everything Notebook


In case you’re new here, allow me to let you in on a little secret:

I have a problem with notebooks.

Seriously, I’m sitting in my office at church right now, and I have forty brand new, unused notebooks. The sickest part is that I’m not done yet, people. I’m always looking for more. Whether I’m a bookstore or a Super Wal-Mart, I’m always on the lookout for a sweet, sweet notebook.

So imagine my delight when I was alerted to a new notebook on Kickstarter:

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6 Ways to Use Email for Digital Discipleship


I recently wrote a piece on just how biblical digital discipleship really is, and got a lot of feedback asking for more practical approaches. Well, you asked for it. Over the next few months, I’ll write some thoughts on how to use certain tools and channels for making disciples digitally. Let’s start with email. Digital discipleship […]

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Building a Youth Group Website

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Thirty-one. Besides being the number of the ideal woman—get it? (Proverbs 31)—thirty-one is also my age. Yes, that’s right: I’m old. And as such, I’ve moved beyond youth ministry, and yet I still have a deep passion for reaching young people and an enduring respect for those who still bear the calling to reach them. […]

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4 Reasons to Take Church Mobile Giving Seriously

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I’ve always loved the way the Apostle John ended his Gospel: “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” (John 21:25, ESV). And, loving this verse as I do, I […]

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The Evolution of the Text Message [Infographic]


Do you remember when you had to keep track of how many text messages you sent? We’ve come a long way. And while text messaging (SMS) is often overlooked as “aged” technology, it is a super effective for communication, marketing, and even sending your church tithe! From 1984 to today, here’s a quick look at […]

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30 Tips for Church Stage Designs

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The new e-book from Jonathan Malm, Set the Stage, is chocked full of philosophy and ideas for improving your church stage designs. Sprinkled throughout, are quick tips from some of the top stage designers out there. Check out the full collection here, then check out Set the Stage, to get even more help taking your […]

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Are You Ready to Say Goodbye to Social Media?


In the last year or so, several people I know have made the decision to say goodbye to social media. Facebook in particular seems to be losing its attraction, although Twitter is not immune to this either. The pruning of social media is a trend, to be sure. More and more well-known blogs are closing […]

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How Can We Help Fight Pornography? [Podcast #68]

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When we started recording this episode we weren’t entirely sure what direction we would take. All we knew is that we were hoping to find our own unique niche and way to help aid in the battle against pornography within the Church. As we realized, Church techies find themselves in a unique situation as online, […]

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‘Set the Stage: A Manifesto for Church Stage Design’ by Jonathan Malm [Saturday Morning Review]

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Jonathan Malm is not only the curator and creator of Sunday Magazine,, and Church Stage Designs Ideas, but also a prolific author—titles include Developing a Series, Rethinking Your Church Website Strategy,  Created for More, Unwelcome—and has just released a new book, Set the Stage: A Manifesto for Church Stage Design. If you have anything […]

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2015 ChurchMag Fantasy Football League

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For the past few years (2013 & 2014) we have hosted the ChurchMag Fantasy Football League on Yahoo! And this year is no exception. Our first year we had several teams, and last year, we maxed out! So, as I sent out the team renewal notices, I see that the most space we’ll have this […]

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